Kaleskes is a dish from Dagupan Pangasinan prepared with carabao or cows’ intestine, pancreas, tripe and other internal organs cooked in a soup form seasoned with vinegar and other spices.
If you had tried Pigar-Pigar right in the centre of Dagupan’s night street food scene in Galvan street then most probably you had been introduced to Kaleskes already. If not then let me introduce you to this dish, Kaleskes. Kaleskes is a Pangasinense term for intestine, as the name suggests its main ingredient is intestine, either from carabao or cow. While this dish is common in Galvan street, where it had originated is a different place, it was in Herrero-Perez and the best Kaleskesan stalls are found there.
Kaleskes in its basic form is made with intestines cooked in a soup form sautéed in garlic, onions and chillies in annatto oil, usually it is consumed with beer as a pulutan. Other versions add pancreas, heart, dugo (blood) and sebo (fat) but everything is served with bottomless soup. Can you eat this dish? Are you brave enough?